What is OSINT?
Any information on an individual or organisation that may be lawfully obtained from free, public sources is referred to as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). CryptoMize provide OSINT service that is fast and reliable as we automate OSINT using AI and ML.
Information is not always text-based; it may be in the form of videos, webinars, public speeches, and conferences.
OSINT is not confined to cybersecurity alone, but also includes corporate, commercial, and military intelligence.
OSINT in Cyber Security
Importance of Open Source Intelligence
How Can OSINT Help You ?
We provide complete evidence based on all information available in cyberspace, whether you are looking to clear up some personal issues, research your competition, or gather more data to support your business decisions. Our investigators will provide complete evidence based on all information available in cyberspace.
The OSINT process starts by identifying potential sources of information, detailing them in and then organizing them to ease future searches.
A security analyst uses social media, search engines, OSINT tools, deep and dark web to gather information about possible threats.
Our security analysts process the harvested information to extract insights on IP addresses, network routing protocols, and access privileges.
The OSINT analyst uses OSINT technologies to collect data and analyse it to identify enemy existence and activity.
We process all the relevant information you need and organize it neatly into a single report to help you with decision-making.
Once the OSINT has been analyzed, it is summarized and distributed to the intended recipients.
We start with the knowledge or resource we have and define requirements.
Next we work on compiling and analysing the gathered information.
We put assumptions to test which is a critical determinant factor.
We provide you with a final report of value at the conclusion phase .
Dark Web Intelligence
We collect and process data available in publicly accessible sources on the Dark Web.
Third Party Intelligence
Analysis of material is done which is collected by people instead of machines.
Collection of data that will help you identify, prevent, or mitigate fraud is carried out.
Dark Web Intelligence
Third Party Intelligence
Real-time alerts on company risk indicators instantly notify third-party risk management teams when a vendor encounters a problem. It allows them to take swift and decisive action to resolve the situation. Evidence-based risk scores for every company makes deep analysis simple, that allows procurement teams to strengthen due diligence while also empowering teams to continuously understand and mitigate the risks associated with doing business with a provider.
Benefits for Choosing Us
When clients receive timely and accurate information about their accounts, they are better protected against data breaches, security threats, and fraud.
To assist consumers in making strategic decisions, our intelligence assessment provides them with information on risks, opportunities, and weaknesses.
Improve Your Performance
By utilising our Intelligence Services, your company will be able to stay one step ahead of potential threats and hence function more effectively overall.
CryptoMize uses cutting edge Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) tools and techniques to gather, process, and analyze data from a variety of open-source information repositories. This data is then delivered to our clients as actionable intelligence reports. The result is a service that provides more accurate information, faster than any other alternative on the market.
Frequently Asked Questions
OSINT is information that comes from publicly available sources, such as:
• News media and social media
• Radio and TV broadcasts
• Print media, trade journals, industry publications and other advertising materials
• The Internet and all its resources: websites, online forums and blogs, pictures and videos posted by users on social media sites (such as YouTube)
• Specialized documents, such as government documents (classified or not), military manuals and private organizational documents (including membership rosters)
• Geodata (maps).
By default, passive collection should be used by most OSINT gathering methods because the primary goal of OSINT gathering is to gather information about the target through publicly available resources.
Active Collection - Active collection is the most common type of collection used when collecting OSINT intelligence.
Semi-passive - This method of data collection is more technical in nature, and it involves sending internet traffic to target servers in order to gain general information about them. In order to avoid attracting any notice to your reconnaissance actions, this traffic should look and behave like regular internet traffic. In this manner, you are not doing an in-depth study of the target's web resources, but are instead conducting a light inquiry without raising any alarms inside the organisation you are researching instead.
Activate Collection - In this type of collection, you interact directly with the system in order to gather intelligence about it. However, because the person or entity collecting information will use advanced techniques to harvest technical data about the target IT infrastructure such as accessing open ports, scanning for vulnerabilities (such as unpatched Windows systems), scanning web server applications, and more, the target may become aware of the reconnaissance process. In the target's intrusion detection system (IDS) or intrusion prevention system (IPS), this traffic will seem to be unusual behaviour, and it will almost certainly leave traces on the system (IPS).
Government - Governmental organisations, particularly military agencies, are often regarded as the greatest consumers of operational intelligence (OSINT). National security, counterterrorism, terrorist cyber tracking, understanding domestic and international public opinion on various subjects, supplying policymakers with necessary information to influence their internal and external policies, and exploitation of foreign media in order to obtain translations of various events are just a few of the many uses for OSINT that governments have.
- Organizations such as the United Nations (UN) employ OSINT to assist peacekeeping activities all over the world. Humanitarian organisations, such as the International Red Cross, rely on operational intelligence (OSINT) to assist them in their relief activities during times of catastrophe or crisis. They employ OSINT information to defend their supply chain from terrorist organisations by analysing social media sites and internet chat sites in order to forecast future terrorist acts and so secure their supply chain.
Businesses - Information is power, and businesses utilize OSINT to study new markets, monitor the actions of their rivals, plan marketing campaigns, and foresee anything that might have an impact on their operations or jeopardise their future development. Businesses also utilize OSINT intelligence for non-financial goals, most notably to combat data leakage. OSINT sources from both outside and inside the organisation are analysed and combined with other information to produce an effective cyber-risk management policy that assists the company in protecting its financial interests, reputation, and customer base.
Security and cybercrime organisations - Open source intelligence (OSINT) is used widely by hackers and penetration testers to collect information about a given target online. It is also regarded as a significant instrument for assisting in the execution of social engineering operations. Recognition is the initial part of any penetration testing technique, and it is the most important phase (in other words, with OSINT).
Criminal Organizations - Criminal organisations use OSINT to plan attacks, collect information about targets before attacking them (for example, using Google Maps to investigate locations), groom fighters by analysing social media sites, obtain military information accidentally revealed by governments (such as how to construct bombs), and spread their propaganda.
After that, in no particular order, we'll go over some of the most popular open source intelligence (OSINT) tools, what areas of expertise they specialise in, why they're unique and different from one another, and what specific value they can potentially provide in support of an organization's cyber security efforts.
Some of the important OSINT tools are:
1. Identifying assets that are visible to the public
One of their most prevalent functions is assisting IT teams in identifying publicly accessible assets and mapping the information that each asset holds that might contribute to a possible attack surface. Aside from looking for things like software vulnerabilities and doing penetration testing, they don't generally attempt to do anything else. Their primary responsibility is to document any information that might be publicly discovered about or about firm assets without resorting to hacking.
2. Explore resources outside of the organisation to find relevant information
Some OSINT systems also perform a secondary role, which is the search for relevant information outside of an organisation, such as in social media postings or at domains and places that may be outside of a tightly defined network. Businesses that have acquired a large number of companies, bringing with them the information technology assets of the companies they have acquired, may find this function to be quite valuable. Given the enormous expansion and popularity of social media, searching for sensitive information outside of the corporate boundary is likely to be beneficial for almost any organisation, regardless of industry.
3. Organize the newly acquired material into a usable way
Finally, certain OSINT technologies can assist in compiling and organising all of the material that has been gathered into meaningful and actionable intelligence. If you do an OSINT scan for a major business, you might expect to get hundreds of thousands of results, particularly if you include both internal and external assets. Being able to put all of that information together and deal with the most critical issues first may be really beneficial.
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